For the last four weeks we've been looking for the best unsigned bands in Scotland. The interest in this competition has been phenomenal and our judges had a tough decision to make.

We have selected 8 bands to go forward for public vote. From then the 2 bands with the highest number of public votes will go through to the final which will include 2 bands from the judging panel. The top 4 bands will be invited to play at The Wicker Warm Up, which will be held at Nice & Sleazys on June 25th. The winning band will be offered a place on the Wickerman Festival bill on 25th July 2015. Get voting for your favourite band!

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The Van T's Song: Fun Garçon

 

 

The Van T's are a Dream-Pop Grunge band from Glasgow, Made up of Twin sisters Chloe and Hannah Van Thompson. Main influences include Wolf Alice, The Pixies and Glasgow's own "HoneyBlood". Other influences include most California punk girl groups such a Bleached and the Death Valley Girls. The Van T's have played most venues in Glasgow for over the space of a year and a half, well know within the Glasgow music scene. The Van T's recently had their TV debut on the STV Glasgow River side show leading to a huge response by those who watched and have also appeared on The Daily records own Dingwall sessions. The Van T's love playing music live and having fun mostly.

To vote for this band text VANTS to 80360

 

SUPA & Da Kryptonites Song: Funks The Only Time (I Get Down)

 

 

SUPA & Da Kryptonites are a 7 piece Organic Hip-Hop band including a brass section (sax & trumpet) and lead female vocalist...with the genre's revolving around grime, reggae, ska, soul, swing and funk. The band played a host of festivals in their first 18 months, including Doune The Rabbit Hole, Audio Soup Festival, Kelburn Garden Party, supporting the Mouse Outfit Ft Dr Syntax & Sparkz on tour and playing the main stage supporting Sir John Holt at the One Love Festival. It's music where listening is a must. Head bopping, feet stomping... Arms need to be swung, your body embraces da skank........it's gonna happen........, it's easier to just accept it. Live it, Love it. Share it. To vote for this band text SUPA to 80360

 

Ded Rabbit Song: Better On The Day

 

 

Ded Rabbit are a four piece Indie band consisting of four brothers; Eugene, Fergus, Donal and Eoin Gaine. Originally from Yorkshire, we moved to the highlands and through the isolation and a developing love of music, we started playing together ten years ago. After moving to Edinburgh to study, we began taking music more seriously. "They're very hard working and are building up a good following in the capital" - Vic Galloway, BBC Radio Scotland. "It's an explosive affair when you see Ded Rabbit live. I'd put them up there with Catfish And The Bottlemen as one of the best live acts around at the moment." - Jim Gellatly.

To vote for this band text DED to 80360

 

Turning Plates Song: Falling Lives

 

 

Turning Plates are a Glasgow-based quintet who came together to create new soundscapes and introduce fresh textures to contemporary music. Their first single 'The Tin Man' won Playmusic Magazine's Award for Best Production of 2011 and their EP 'Escapism' was listed 13 in The Herald's Top 50 Albums of 2012. 2014 saw the band release their debut album, this work is a collection of tales about wilderness, discovery and isolation. These stories are used as a metaphor, the underlying concept being a commentary on the development of the internet and the unprecedented effects it has had on society.

To vote for this band text TURNING to 80360

 

Hello Future Song: Do You Feel Alive

 

 

Hello Future formed in 2012 and have been touring up and down the country to an ever growing audience. The band have shared the stage more recently with the likes of London band The Carnabys, American emo giants Hidden In Plain View in the legendary King Tuts and fellow Dundee lads Model Aeroplanes. The shows are getting busier and gradual progress is something the band have always been proud of sticking to their roots musically. Having received exposure from the likes of XFM, Amazing radio, the scottish sun and Fame magazine, the band have a very exciting future.

To vote for this band text HELLO to 80360

 

Urvanovic Song: Think Fast

 

 

A seven-piece variety bucket of electronics, percussion and a built-in string trio, Urvanovic play melodic pop with a mixture of sweet and harsh sounds and intertwined vocals. Formed in Edinburgh in 2012, the band has performed with the likes of Over the Wall, Conquering Animal Sound, Dad Rocks! and Sky Larkin. 2014 saw the band appearing at the Merchant City Festival in Glasgow, as a showcase act at Perth's Words and Music convention and in The Quietus as part of a new Bloc/TYCI compilation album, with 2015 so far bringing a live session for STV Edinburgh, an appearance at Celtic Connections festival and collaborations with Edinburgh's Tinderbox Orchestra, plus scheduled performances at Hidden Door Festival and Kelburn Garden Party. Urvanovic's debut album 'Amateurs' is due for release in June 2015, with the video for opening track 'Open Ground' recently premiered by Clash Magazine. "Pure, simplistic and beautiful" - Artrocker "It's the kind of music that makes me want to type all day in an attempt to describe its beauty" - The 405

To vote for this band text URVANOVIC to 80360

 

Daydream Frenzy Song: Pride & Wonder

 

 

We are a 3 piece Rock Band and have been together for 5 years, we have just released our debut album and toured Scotland with inclusion in Kerrang Magazine and Scuzz TV rotation along the way. We have sold out venues in our hometown of Aberdeen and wish to push our band to where we want to be- touring the world and releasing music.

To vote for this band text DAYDREAM to 80360

 

Alphas Song: Waves

 

 

Alphas are a trio of Andrew's from the North-east of Scotland who want to make you fill dancefloors. With influences ranging from Doves, Friendly Fires, Daft Punk and Blur they combine upbeat indie-rock with dance music influences to produce hook-laden songs full of catchy melodies, driving basslines and pounding drums. To vote for this band text ALPHAS to 80360 TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Texts cost 25p plus your standard network rate. Text voting lines open at 12am on Sunday 17th May and close Sunday 31st May at 23.39pm. Please do not vote after this time as your vote won't be counted and you may still be charged. This service is provided by Newsquest. For full terms and conditions visit www.newsquest.co.uk/terms Please note The Wicker Warm up Gig is over 18s only.